21 Nov Winter is Coming! Protect Your Health with Chiropractic Care
Winter will soon be arriving in the Rio Grande Valley, and with it, the occasional cold front. While we don’t necessarily get as cold as the rest of the nation, there are sure to be a couple of days worth of chilly temperatures.
Unfortunately, this change in weather can easily affect your health. Those cold days can cause joint pain in your knees, hips, arms, shoulders, and back. But there are ways to protect yourself!
Chiropractic care can is an excellent idea if you want to be proactive about your health this winter. At Hendrick Wellness Center, we want to make sure you are healthy enough to fully enjoy the season. If you’re curious about how chiropractic care can be the boost your immune system needs, then consider the following.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help You This Winter
Chiropractic care can provide a ton of benefits for you or your loved one during the winter, including:
- Boosting Your Immune System
The cold and flu season can be a real pain in the neck but chiropractic adjustments can help to give your immune system the boost it needs to better protect you. Misalignments in your spine, known as subluxations, can impact your nervous system’s ability to function properly, which can, in turn, affect your overall health.
Chiropractic care can help to correct these misalignments, leaving your nervous system and immune system better equipped to fight off any potential illnesses that may try to grab a hold of you. Researchers have also found that chiropractic adjustments can improve blood circulation and the production of white blood cells – all helpful in protecting you from illnesses.
- Ease Joint Pain
As we get older, we begin to suffer more from joint pain and stiffness. Unfortunately, the cold weather can make these problems even bigger and increase the severity of your pain. Add to that a stiffness in your joints and cold weather can make getting around the house (or town) difficult.
Additionally, we tend to indulge a little more during the winter months on unhealthy foods, which can lead to some weight gain. These extra pounds add extra stress on our joints and spines, which can increase the likelihood of an injury.
Chiropractic care, however, can help to improve your joint health, alleviate pain caused by inflammation, and keep your joints from stiffening up.
Our experienced McAllen chiropractors can perform gentle spinal adjustments that will help preserve the flexibility of your spinal joints.
- Improve Muscle Stiffness
Cold weather not only causes issues with your joints but can lead to muscle stiffness and imbalances. This can make it difficult to stretch and can lead to other injuries or an overuse of particular muscles.
Chiropractic care at Hendrick Wellness Center can help to keep this muscle stiffness away. Our team will perform spinal adjustments to keep your musculoskeletal system in tip-top shape for excellent form, support, and stability.
- Minimize Sport Injuries
If you’re the active type, you are likely to try to maintain your workout regiment during the winter months. Unfortunately, the cold weather (and slippery floors) can increase the likelihood of an injury. Chiropractic care, as a preventative tool, can help to improve muscle imbalances and joint dysfunction, which can reduce the chance of an injury.
On the other hand, if you should suffer some sort of sports-related injury, chiropractic care can help you to recover much faster.
Visit the McAllen chiropractors at Hendrick Wellness Center to help keep yourself healthy all winter long.
While the Rio Grande Valley doesn’t get weather like our neighbors to the north, these cooler months can still cause some health issues. Our experienced chiropractic doctors offer a friendly and warm environment, on top of years of experience delivering services in a holistic approach, for any of your chiropractic needs.
Contact us today at (956) 630-2255 to set up an appointment.